Posterior & Anterior Seated Ashiatsu Course

8 NCBTMB CE Hours - $180


This is an entry level Ashiatsu course; there is no pre-requisite for this course.

One day, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

This course is both an entry level and an advanced course. Taking this course will enhance any massage therapists career by offering an easier method to make structural changes in your clients and achieve better, longer lasting results for them. At the same time, barefoot work will ease the impact of being a massage therapist by lessening the amount of pressure necessary, keeping hands, wrists, elbows and forearms safe, and will lower the level of energy needed to command such results.

This course provides skills and techniques to complete a 60 minute protocol of seated only Ashiatsu work for the posterior and anterior upper torso. Upon completion of this course, therapists will be able to work specifically in the cervical and thoracic regions, without having to stand on a bar stool or table, and without having to place the client’s hand on their low back to work around/under the scapula. There are 3 strokes from the Introductory Course. The rest of the sixty minute protocol contains many never-been-taught-in-class-before techniques! Some results for your clients will be increased range of motion, deeper relaxation, and preparation for elongation of the spine. It offers many more detailed techniques than the Intro & Deepfeet Basics courses.

The seated portion of Ashiatsu is the key to a complete, effective, deeply relaxing, and efficient treatment. Seated work is essential to warm up the paraspinals for deeper work, and properly prepare the spine for elongation. It also provides the opportunity to upgrade any modality by adding portions of this Ashiatsu protocol to it. Therefore, it provides the opportunity for more clients to sample it. Once they feel the seated work, they’ll want more!

Mandatory Requirements

Each person in attendance must be able to give and receive, equal time.

If you are pregnant, or trying to get pregnant, have had any kind of implant within the last nine months, or have a contraindication/injury/disability that will inhibit your ability to do either, we regret to inform you that you cannot attend the seminar. We will be happy to welcome you back after you have recovered.

WARNING: If you are late to class or returning from breaks, the entire class will be delayed. Everyone’s timing will affect the start and end times of the whole class.

Feedback is absolutely necessary.

You & your student partner will need to communicate verbally and physically. No one should receive uncomfortable, painful, or too much pressure without stopping the working therapist. It is difficult to control pressure in the learning process, but becomes easier with practice. Patience with yourself and your class mates is essential!

What To Wear To Class


For seated Ashiatsu, it’s best to have loose, comfortable pants made of a soft, flexible fabric. Wear something that you could stretch in, and can fold/move up to your knees easily if they’re ankle length. Pants or leggings that are tight at the ankle are fine, but may get oil/cream around the ankle. It’s a good idea to have something warmer for note taking time, and something cooler for “feet – on” time, but you will not be as hot as it gets during standing Ashiastu.


Footwear is important!

A closed-toed slipper/shoe is mandatory to keep feet soft, warm, and sanitary, while a pair of slip ons/flip flops are needed for when your feet have oil on them, during the working part of your session. PLEASE BRING BOTH TO CLASS. Disposable flip flops are fine, and you must have clean, sanitized closed toe shoes/slippers for class & clients.


Your FEET:

Please do not come to class unless you have prepared your feet! Soft, clean, and pedicured feet are a must! This doesn’t mean you have to go out and pay for a professional one; you may do a pedicure yourself at home, just be sure to come to class with:

  • short, filed toe nails

  • soft, filed heels

  • soft, filed pads (balls of the feet-the entire width of the foot)

  • shaved/clipped leg hair (If you shave your legs, you will probably need to shave each day, so please pack accordingly).


There are many tools you can use to get and keep soft, sanitized soles. Here are some to look for:


  • pumice stones

  • lava stones

  • files

  • graters

  • sander-type

  • callus remover solutions (It may be necessary for dry, rough soles to use a chemical callus remover).


If you have or are worried about foot odor, try soaking and/or spraying with:

  • winter-green alcohol

  • witch-hazel

  • apple cider or white vinegar

  • or make a combination of the above with some anti-bacterial essential oils




To reserve a spot in this workshop, you will need to send in the $60.00, signed Code of Ethics, Liability Form, & Registration Form. Because this is a tuition based course, we prefer deposits to be paid with checks. Credit cards will be accepted but will add 3.5% to the total being charged. You may bring the balance to class in cash, check, money order, or credit card.

There are no refunds on deposits. Only in the event of proper documentation of injury, death in the immediate family, or weather prohibiting travel, will the option for tuition to be rolled over into a workshop at a later date be open to you. This special consideration will be allowed one time only, and will cost $50.00. There are no refunds once class has been taken.

Bare Your Sole, LLC will refund all money for any cancelled seminar due to its responsibility. If minimum enrollment numbers are not met, the class would be considered a private class. A private would not fall under the guidelines of the listed tuition price and each workshop would increase by $100 per student. If registration is low enough to cancel class you will be notified 2 weeks prior to the scheduled dates. At such time, students can choose: 

A) If they would like a 100% refund.  B) Roll their deposit over to another class with no penalty C) Take advantage of the private training.

Please bring water, snacks, and anything you need to be comfortable and happy during class!

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